Well this morning I went to church with my family; had a wonderful time of Praise and Worship, and felt thoroughly rejuvenated and filled up by The Lord.
Went to work, and, apparently, that "glow" personified itself in a "perkiness," which I was totally unaware of!
One of the guys I worked with commented on me being "perky this morning," and then asked me why :)
Opportunity #1: Got to share that it was church and family together that made my day (on a deeper level, God!)
Saw my manager, and handed her a lovely box of stuff for her Painting department. Smiling, she said thanks....
Opportunity #2: Special, personal delivery of items that do not belong in the Pet and Grocery Department (yes, this does include all painting, gardening, hardware and lumber supplies).... Sub opportunity: Got to wish my manager a Happy Mothers day, which she thoroughly appreciated, and beamed for the next forty-five minutes :-)
Took my lunch/ dinner/ 1/2 hr. required break for food, sat down, and really fought sleep :-P
Was in the break room with one of the gentleman I know from Hardware, but he was reading the news paper. After he left, I was thoroughly alone! I twas wonderful!!!
The Bible verse that was read for church today kept pounding in between the two sides of my head and I had to find it and read it over.... and over... and over... and over... and over again...
Opportunity #3: 'Twas able to read the Bible at work!! This lead to me writing the entire verse down a couple of times and sticking one copy in my back pocket... Sub-opportunity: Had a piece of the Bible to read to myself whenever I wanted to throughout the rest of the day...
After break I accidentally broke a bag of something, and it needed tape. Walked up to my department desk, retrieved the tape, and was asked by one of my co-workers "What have you done?!" After telling him that I did break it, and that I now was fixing it, he order that I owe him twenty bucks (a number following me all stinking day *laughs*).... I considered the options before me:
a) comply and mock-hand him money
b) do the whole "oh, c'mon," stupid-not-any-fun-boring-too-common-response
c) Be a total rebel and do the unexpected...
Feeling highly, *ehem*, "perky," from reading my Bible and stuffing some in my pocket, my mouth broke loose into a smile and took over... A grin, really. That dark, oh look, ha ha, I will now make you suffer, kind of grin...
I mock-spat in his hand.
The dude grimaced and wiped his hand on his shirt!!! *laughs hysterically*
Opportunity #4: Used the situation to " my advantage; grabbed the opportunity to have the upper hand and covertly expressed my conviction that I owe no man nothing, at this time in life.
I am solely Gods'!!
The lovely, adventuresome-day, in little but meaningful ways mind you, ended beautifully. Dad had to take some notes over to the office and I had the opportunity to drive with him. Was wonderful :)
Opportunity #5: Daddy time! Can't beat that ;)
Dad was gonna put on a Hebrew-language CD, but I asked him if we could talk instead. There are many questions I have about humanity and how humans function and work...
Opportunity #6: Asked my siege father for advice, information and his opinion on the relationships and people-types at work. This was very much well worth the getting-out-there and asking!
And now, my dear friend, I am going to say goodnight! Sleep well!! Sleep dreams :)
See you in the morning!
Enjoy the sun-rise, sleep deeply, knowing that, God has inscribed you on the palms of His hands...
Opportunity #7: Passing the blessing along!
El Roi: GOD SEES YOU!
God Richly Bless and Keep you!
Opportunity #8: You have many opportunities in your mundane-day-to-day-life. What are they? Are you going to shove your foot in the door and fling it open, or let it slam shut?
You can change the world: One step at a time. (whether this be one aisle at a time, one customer at a time, one prayer at a time, or one meal at a time, or one diaper at a time
Just keep swimming ;)
"Behold, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
your walls are continually before Me.
Your builders hurry;
your destroyers and devastators
will depart from you.
LIFT UP YOUR EYES AND LOOK AROUND!"
Isaiah 49:16-18 NIV